The students were accompanied by the Academic Director of MAIS, the Chair of History, the Director, Deputy Director and Study Director of the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna.
The Austrian Embassies in Sarajevo, Belgrade, Pristina and Tirana organised a study programme with visits and briefings at the Foreign Ministries, with representatives of non-governmental organisations, the business world and DA alumni working in these countries. Among the many highlights were a briefing by the High Representative, Valentin Inzko, in Sarajevo, a meeting with Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic in Belgrade, a discussion with Petrit Selimi, Deputy Foreign Minister and a visit to the KFOR HQ at Camp Film City in Pristina, and a briefing by Klajda Glosha, Minster for European Integration in Tirana.
Optional trips to Mostar, Durres and Kotor were organised. On the bus ride back to Vienna, short stops were made in Budva, Dubrovnik and Split.